A truly outstanding fruity-tasting tea is made from the flowers.
Major ingredient of "tummy" and "sleepy" tea blends to safely and gently calm the mind and body.
Much used for children. Stomach-soothing, decongestant, anti-inflammatory.Full-sun, average soil will do. Drought tolerant, often self-sows.
BOTANICAL NAME: Matricaria recutita
Start in flats in the spring. Tamp soil flat, sprinkle seed thinly (mixing with a small amount of soil helps) press into the surface and keep moist. Do not bury the seed, as it needs light for germination. Transplant 6-10" apart into well-drained moderately fertile soil. Keep watered and free from weeds until established. This annual grows to a height of 30": Some flowers will be ready for harvest as early as 8 weeks after sowing.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Annual/Height 2'/Spacing 6-10"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Bee Friendly, Medicinal: Helps digestion, healing, sleep.